The apocrine glands in the armpits release fats, waste products, and other toxins from the body when you sweat. Body odor happens when these toxins come into contact with bacteria on your skin. Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which kill the bacteria and prevent body odor.
Traditional commercial deodorants contain all kinds of chemicals with names that most people have never heard of, let alone pronounce. There has been talk of aluminum in deodorants causing Alzheimer’s Disease and other chemicals which are suspected to cause cancer. In their antiperspirant form, these deodorants prevent you from sweating which is a necessary bodily function designed to remove toxins from the body. Most of these commercial deodorants also leave unsightly stains on your clothing.
iHerb sells a great tea tree oil deodorant made by Desert Essence. They also sell many different brands of tea tree oil at great prices if you would prefer to make your own. I’ve included a basic recipe below. If you are ordering for the first time at iHerb, be sure to enter promo code NEB618 at checkout to get $5 off your first order or $10 off your first order over $40. You may also click here to automatically apply the coupon code.
Making your own natural homemade deodorant from tea tree oil is easy and affordable. It dries quickly, doesn’t leave stains, and is much better for your health than traditional deodorants. This recipe can be used daily as often as needed. Tea tree oil used as deodorant has the extra benefit of doubling as an insect repellent and skin softener. Use caution when applying after shaving. If you have allergies or sensitive skin, be sure to test the tea tree oil on a small obscure area approximately twenty-four hours before applying liberally.
TEA TREE OIL DEODORANT
Small Glass Spray Bottle
1/4 cup Filtered Water
6-10 drops Tea Tree Oil
1. Pour the filtered water into the spray bottle.
2. Add 6-10 drops of tea tree oil depending on how strong you need your deodorant to be.
3. Shake mixture before each use in order to disperse the oil.
4. Spray each armpit once or twice and allow to dry.